DFRWS USA invites submissions to present workshop sessions, which allow for an in-depth, detailed presentation of tools and techniques of interest to DFRWS attendees. Workshops can cover state-of-the-art research projects, useful tips and techniques for standard tools, or most anything that DFRWS attendees would consider beneficial. While commercial tools can be used, these workshops should NOT be thinly veiled commercial advertisements. We strongly encourage workshop authors to include activities that require active participation by attendees (e.g., a sample forensic analysis on their own laptops using a particular tool or set of tools).

DFRWS will provide one free conference registration for each workshop accepted.

Topics of Interest
Besides the topics of interest as listed in the CFP, we particularly encourage submissions about deeper, practical aspects of digital forensics. For example, how to use particular digital forensic tools, what evidence is available on devices, how to acquire or process such evidence, and more.

Important Dates
Please note: all deadlines are firm.

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2017 (midnight GMT)
  • Acceptance notification: April 15, 2017
  • First draft of slides due: June 1, 2017
  • Presenter registration: June 15, 2017
  • Conference dates: August 6-9, 2017

Submission Requirements
Submission instructions for papers, panels, demos, workshops and WiPs (work in progress session) will be posted at the DFRWS web site at https://www.dfrws.org/conferences/dfrws-usa-2017/.

Proposals for tutorials and workshops should be under five pages and include the following details:

  • Summary (1-2 paragraphs), clearly indicating if the workshop is a lecture or is interactive/hands-on; this text will appear on the website so that attendees can determine if they would like to attend.
  • Intended audience and their level of technical knowledge.
  • A description of materials that you will provide to participants (software, handouts, etc.). Please indicate what materials you expect participants to download before or during the workshop.
  • What DFRWS should provide (projector, screen, wireless network, etc.).
  • What participants should provide (personal laptop, disk space, OS, software, etc.).
  • Time required (preferably a two- or four-hour block).
  • A short “blurb” for the website including your name, title, and affiliation (see last year's program schedule as a reference).
  • Outline of the talk/activities and the time breakdown, at 15-minute resolution.

For accepted proposals, a draft of the presentation slides is due approximately two months before the conference. These slides will be reviewed by the workshop chairs. Proposals for workshops must be emailed to usa-workshops@dfrws.org in PDF or plain-text format.